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Secrets Of Looking Young Could Come From Sea Creatures
2012-10-02 11:16:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team at Queen Mary, University of London reports that sea cucumbers and sea urchins could hold the secret to looking young. Published online in both PLoS One and General and Comparative Endocrinology, the study looked at the genes of echinoderms, such as sea cucumbers and sea urchins, because they are able to change the elasticity of collagen within their bodies. The scientists found the genes for peptides, known as...

Purple Sea Urchin Metamorphosis Controlled By Histamine
2012-04-27 07:06:53

Now that hay fever season has started, sufferers are well aware of the effect of histamines. However it is easy to forget that histamine is also a neurotransmitter involved in controlling memories, regulating sleep, and controlling secretion of gastric acid. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Developmental Biology shows that for the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) histamine is also responsible for controlling metamorphosis from a free swimming...


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Green Sea Urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
2013-04-30 12:53:04

The green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) is a species that can be found in northern waters in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It can be found at depths of up to 3,770 feet in burrows dug using its spiny body. First, it will dig down to a desired layer of sediment, and then widen a den. Sometimes it will leave openings that are large enough for it to leave the den and return, but it is common for it to dig so deep that it becomes stuck. Its range extends to Puget Sound in...

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